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Magnetic Particle Level 3 Refresher

Course Description
This course is designed to meet the industrial qualification requirement for Magnetic Particle Testing. It will provide basic and advanced information to prepare participants for Level 3 duties as well as examination preparation. This class will provide 24 hours of classroom training in accordance with SNT-TC-1A, CP-189, and NAS 410 certification requirements.

Course Outline

  1. Personnel Requirements
  2. Basic Theory / Fundamentals / Technical Theory / Method
    1. Magnetic Materials
    2. Electrically Induced Magnetic Fields
    3. Hysteresis Loop
    4. Circular & Longitudinal Magnetization
    5. Field Distribution in Conductors
    6. Magnetic Field Characteristics
    7. Current Requirements
    8. Demagnetization
    9. Testing Principles, including choice of NDT methods, relevance to different materials and part and test variables
    10. Equipment Operation and Standardization
    11. Mediums
    12. Defect Classification
    13. Preservation of Indications
    14. Product Forms and Materials; Defect Formation and Characterization
    15. Importance of Process Controls
    16. Safety
    17. Importance of Appropriate Processing Steps and Parameters
    18. Limitations and Capabilities of Each Method and Technique
    19. Applicable Techniques and the Advantages and Disadvantages of Each
  3. Applicable Specifications / Codes / Operating Procedures and Work Instruction
  4. Hands-on Inspection of Actual Parts
  5. Sample Exams / Review
  6. Actual Exams
  7. Training References
    1. Principles of Magnetic Particle Testing, Carl E. Betz, 1st Edition, published by Magnaflux Corporation
    2. Nondestructive Testing Handbook, Vol. 6, 2nd Edition, ISBN 0-931403-03-0
    3. Magnetic Particle Testing: Classroom Training Handbook, Gordon Smith;
      ISBN 1-57117-118-5
    4. Metal Handbook, Vol. 17, 9th Edition, published by ASM International
    5. Annual Book of ASTM Standards; Vol. 03.03, Nondestructive Testing, published by ASTM International

Class size is limited. This allows for maximum utilization of course time, hands on instruction, and equipment. Enroll Now

High school physics and algebra helpful but not required.

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